Broken Spirits ~ Lost Souls

Loving Children with Attachment and Bonding Difficulties

by Jane E. Ryan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2004

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9780595297177
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9780595750443

About the Book

Broken Spirits~Lost Souls provides a rare, valuable look at a silent yet potentially deadly problem plaguing families today, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).

Children born into crisis or ambivalence are vulnerable to attachment disturbances because the roots of this horrendous disorder occur when basic life enhancing needs of newborns and infants go unnoticed or unmet. Consequently, children who are victims of early neglect or trauma are at grave risk.

The candid stories in Broken Spirits~Lost Souls, told by parents of disturbed youngsters, paint a clear picture of their chilling, dangerous behavior. Attachment disorder may be demonstrated by out-of-control children as young as three years old. By their teens, these kids predictably defy authority and challenge every accepted familial and societal norm.

At their best, individuals with RAD represent the embryonic stages of an antisocial personality, at their worst they are full-blown psychopaths consumed by the search for another victim. RAD is not a rare phenomenon and is primarily preventable through early identification and by employing simple, sound parenting skills.

About the Author

Jane E. Ryan, RN, MA, a counseling graduate from Rhode Island College, understands RAD as few can. Three decades of loving powerful and disturbed youngsters led her this therapist-turned-writer to educate frightened, bewildered families. She co-authored Motherhood at the Crossroads, penned an award?winning screenplay, and is currently writing a novel. Ryan lives in Grand Island, NE and has retired to continue her venture into writing and creating films. She can be contacted at